Hello friends and family.
This has been another grey and damp week except we now have chicks! The first chicks hatched on Wednesday 26th and now we have 5 pairs.
Our hospital penguin has made great progress and is now in the soft release pen. I have continued preparing the garden for spring planting but am waiting for the next cold spell to pass before I plant anything out. The TV weather man produced a chart to show that we have better soil moisture this season than last so that is very positive. I am also waiting for the weather to improve to take the Varroa strips out of the bee hives.
One activity that loves this cool but not cold weather is the cheese making. Currently my cheeses have great colour and flavour so they are not lasting long in the fridge.
It is not quiet at the lighthouse - Tom came for a visit on Wednesday and Mel began her science PHD work here on Thursday.
Chris, Hiltrun and Peter arrived on Friday night and after I attended an on-line meeting of WReNNZ in the afternoon, we were joined for the evening on Saturday by Dave. It was a time to celebrate the arrival of our new chicks and I had a wonderful time!
Have a great week!